Those times when I respond to a need
When there are reasons for living at speed
When there is need for speed of living
When the living is long exhausted giving
That’s when the adrenalin kicks in.
And after the need for speed is gone
When the keeping things going is won
When the winning has stopped spinning
And the spinning has stopped winning
That’s when the exhaustion kicks in.
When the simple things seem the big things
When innocent words are intentional attacks
When the mundane takes on a perplexing confusion
When the routine is all empty obligation with no value
That’s when depression kicks in.
Maybe that’s just me
The only one to see
The peak and trough
As an emotional cough
A chemical high-five
And a worn out dive
That’s when I invite me to look up high
My mind and my eyes drawn high to sky
My body and soul to effortlessly fly
No more downcast no more inner sigh
No giving up
I’ve had worse and cried
Now living it up
It works ‘cos I tried –
That’s when I kick back in.
I’m an expert at getting through bad days
I’m a pro well-practiced in different ways
I have mind-games to play word-games to say
I have tricks up my sleeve for each rainy-day
And I haven’t lost one yet
I don’t look back – not yet – as I climb again
Don’t look down another said
When the waves were high and the water rough
Look at me straight let me inside your head
Keep looking at me and ask me not when
Just have faith it’s more than enough.
Faith is hope
Is what gets me through
Faith is hope
Does that work for you too?